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DeSoto House Hotel

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#4 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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Park Ridge, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The place is not only a piece of history, it is a memorable place to stay! The woman at the desk, Robin was absolutely fabulous. We rolled into town on the motorcycles and had a reservation a half an hour away due to it being utterly booked. We stopped in just to admire this beautiful location as we knew it...

Thank Robert H
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of five stayed at this historic hotel located on Main St. as we drove up here from Peoria to go skiing at Chestnut Mt. Resort during last weekend. It is a great choice since it's within 5-10 min walk to all the restaurants, bars and shops downtown Galena. The main floor of the hotel have a lot of...

Thank Fai M
Rantoul, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Desoto House Hotel in Galena, IL, is an amazing hotel with a great historic background. The lobby and furnishings are a flashback to the centuries past. The rooms are decorated in a 1850's charm with modern conveniences and flat screen TVs. We stayed 2 nights, having to change rooms once because our suite was booked the second night. This...

Thank trib_ona
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Front desk services were super nice (we had neighbors who were clearly smoking-we could smell it through the vents and bathroom-when we told the desk they offered solutions). The breakfast buffet (Sunday) was AMAZING! So yummy! Location was perfect for shopping. Only complaints-the towels could use an upgrade/update (rather thin and definitely old/used), and parking is somewhat dangerous (one way-they...

1Thank saraheJ8951TX
Palatine, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we had visited Galena itermittently we usually stayed out of town at Eagle Ridge or a similar place. No more! This hotel is fantastic and one can close his eyes and almost feel like it's 150 years or so earlier. The history of the place is inescapable, the rooms comfortable and attractive and the restaurants and bar are classic....

Thank jim1049
Galena, Illinois
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Staff was wonderful and lunch was great. Atmosphere was perfect for this hotel! Not commercial chain, loved it. A lot of history as you walk around the premises. They have photos and explain what they are about. A little movie about Galena. Love love

Thank A M
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is right in the heart of the main street. The entire staff treated us like family. They all suggested places to see and to eat. We had breakfast both mornings at the hotel. We ate dinner once in the hotel and had a hard time going anywhere else. The...

Thank Michelle T
Geneva, Illinois
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband and I stayed at the DeSoto House Hotel from Tuesday night until Friday morning in January. We got a great deal--a suite with a fireplace and a king-sized bed as well as breakfast and complimentary drinks in the evening for $99. The DeSoto is a beautiful historic property right in the middle of Galena--with parking. Our stay was...

Thank tks617
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Fifth trip over the past 20 years. Stayed at DeSoto House, a few months ago, for the first time. Absolutely loved everything! Steeped in history, this hotel offers so much! From the front desk, to service & food, furnishings...wonderful! Yes, decor of hotel rooms leans towards floral, dated...floorboard slanted 😉, but you are steps away from shops, restaurants, historical sites....

Thank SunshineChi
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited the DeSoto House Hotel for New Years Eve weekend. We visited Galena earlier this year but didn’t stay downtown. We decided to try accommodations near downtown on this trip, we are so glad we did. We chose the DeSoto based on other reviews from Trip Advisor. We arrived 2 hours early so were not sure if we would...

1Thank Deanna P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Green Street Tavern
Green Street Tavern
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
The Generals' Restaurant
The Generals' Restaurant
Cuisines: American, International
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about DeSoto House Hotel

Address: 230 S Main St, Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: £60 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Desoto Hotel Galena
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Galena
#3 Romantic Hotel in Galena
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